Warburton: 'Outstanding' Pritchard can break into Tottenham squad

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

The Brentford boss feels the 21-year-old can positively impact the Spurs playing squad in the Premier League.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton has hailed 'outstanding' Tottenham Hotspur loanee Alex Pritchard - tipping him for a Premier League breakthrough, according to the Daily Mirror.

Pritchard, 21, has impressed while on loan with the Bees and looks as though he could have a bright future with Spurs should boss Mauricio Pochettino place the same faith in him as he has done several other young stars this season.

And his current manager feels he is 'nailed on' for top-flight football, believing he is more than good enough to make a positive impact within the Tottenham senior squad.

“Technically he’s outstanding. For me, Pritch is nailed on Premier League," the Brentford boss told reporters.

“I’d never be disrespectful enough to speak about what Spurs should do or could do with him. But in my opinion - and I’m a Spurs fan, by the way - I think he is more than good enough to go and positively impact their playing squad.”

  Assists (per game)GoalsChances CreatedFinal-Third PassesTouchesMinutes Played
Erik Lamela 0.21 0.04 1.63 10.5 54.83 1,710
Nacer Chadli 0.2 0.32 1.32 10.28 40.84 1,635
Alex Pritchard 0.17 0.22 2.58 17.17 66.75 2,979
Andros Townsend 0.17 0.17 0.75 7.33 35 571
Ryan Mason 0.14 0.05 0.9 11.1 64.52 1,579
Nabil Bentaleb 0.13 0 0.75 8.31 71.19 1,298
Christian Eriksen 0.07 0.32 2.43 17.21 71.21 2,302

As Opta stats show, Pritchard compares very favourably with Tottenham's current midfielders when it comes to several key areas.

The 21-year-old averages more assists per game than any Spurs midfielder/winger bar three, while only being outscored this term by Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen.

Pritchard also fares well in terms of the amount of touches he takes per game and final-third passes he completes, while his tally of chances created per game compares very well indeed with those at his parent club.

The Brentford loanee has been dealing with a different level, of course, in the Championship - but Harry Kane has shown that quality will shine through regardless of surroundings if the talent is truly there.

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